I am excited to participate in the Run for Women again this year!
As many of you may know, I take medication for chronic conditions; but during pregnancy substance use (prescribed or otherwise) is strongly discouraged. However, I was lucky to have a good support group to connect me with the resources I needed to get the right kind of help.
Not all mothers-to-be are as lucky as I was.
This run is to help raise funds to directly enhance BC Women's perinatal substance use programs. Innovative mental health research and resources will support the best possible outcomes for women and newborns.
I know now regular exercise is one of the best ways to manage my mental health; and for many regular exercise is recommended as a part of managing mild to moderate mental health issues.
This September I will be joining thousands of women experience the healing effect of walking or running.
The run is virtually being held Sept 17-27th Please join me for the run or make a donation.... or both!
Support me along with the ladies of Team Starkiller and Team Tempea and help change women's lives.
I *may* have overextended myself and agreed to do the run with various different people on different days.
So far I have done the 5k run once on my own and finished with a time of 35:15 - definitely not my best time but still decent! And I felt like barfing after, so I must have put in a reasonable effort.
I had agreed to do the 5k again the following day. But fortunately, my exercise partner was expecting to walk the 5k - thank the gods! We did the 5k in a leisurely 1 hr. But my calves still feel like they're going to fall off.
Despite my knee protesting, I ran the 5k again in the lovely Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Due to knee complaints, I managed to awkwardly stumble in at 38 minutes. And I'm hanging up the old running shoes.
My knees need a break and the 5 days of forecasted pouring rain would help deter me.
But please follow my progress, as soon as spring hits I will have a new team gearing up for another wild adventure!